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The Daily Beast: "Game of Thrones for Dummies"

Attention, Game of Thrones uninitiated: you've come to the right place. HBO's new fantasy series Game of Thrones creates a massive world with its own jargon and a ton of characters. Over at The Daily Beast, check out my latest feature, " Game of Thrones for Dummies," (I didn't pick the hed!) in which I break down the objects, people, places, and curiosities of Westeros and beyond in a Game of Thrones glossary for those who don't know who the hell the Kingslayer is, what in God's name a wilding is, or why they keep saying "Winter is coming." Plus, there's also an embedded character gallery accessible here , which breaks down 20 of the major characters of Game of Thrones into easily digestible profiles, with character descriptions, likes/dislikes, weapons, family relations and more... including quotes from Emilia Clarke (Daenerys), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), and Kit Harington (Jon Snow). And don't worry, those of you

The Daily Beast: "Game of Thrones Author George R.R. Martin's Top 10 Fantasy Films"

Game of Thrones , HBO's adaptation of George R.R. Martin's first book in his bestselling series A Song of Ice and Fire , premieres April 17th on HBO. In anticipation, Martin curates his 10 favorite fantasy films of all time , from Ladyhawke and Raiders of the Lost Arc to the Lord of the Rings trilogy at The Daily Beast. For Martin's previous Curator feature of his favorite science-fiction films, read this . For my interview with Martin; the show's creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; and Sue Naegle, the entertainment president of HBO, read this feature . Fans of the books should also read "10 Secrets of HBO's Game of Thrones," to find out about casting direwolves, forging the Iron Throne, creating the Dothraki language, and many other behind-the-scenes details. And you can read my review of the first six episodes of Game of Thrones here . (Minor spoilers, only.) Did your favorite make the list? What's your take on GRRM's favorite scienc

The Daily Beast: Game of Thrones Author George R.R. Martin Curates His All-Time Best Science Fiction Films

Game of Thrones , HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s first book in his bestselling series "A Song of Ice and Fire," premieres April 17th—and the network is showing the first 15 minutes of the first episode this Sunday. In anticipation, Martin curates his 10 favorite science-fiction films, from The Road Warrior to Blade Runner at The Daily Beast . (And be sure to check back next week, when Martin curates his favorite fantasy films in Part Two of this two-part feature.) Did your favorite make the list? What's your take on GRRM's favorite science fiction films? Head to the comments section to discuss and debate. Game of Thrones premieres Sunday, April 17th at 9 pm ET/PT on HBO.